Overlapping Concussion Syndrome by Dr. Wang

Concussions:  Introduction of Overlapping Concussion Syndrome A 13 year old female soccer player collides with another player falls and hits her head on the ground.  She immediately appears dazed and confused.  She reports a severe global headache and mild photophobia.  Her coach appropriately suspects concussion and removes her from the game.  Her parents then take her to …

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Did Roger Goodell “snooker & bamboozle” me?

Matt Chaney writes a response to a blog post on The Concussion Blog about my visit to the NFL Change? Optimism for fundamental shift in football brutality? Right. What a joke. This woman was in fact PR-ed, snookered, bamboozled, and by some of the lamest in such trade, American football yaks, beginning with Dollar Roger Goodell.   Here …

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Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports

The NFL, USA Football and 25 other medical organizations and youth sports entities teamed with the CDC in 2007 on the “Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports” campaign. The focus of the national “Heads Up”initiative is to improve prevention, recognition, response and management of concussions across all youth sports. A tool kit was developed to provide comprehensive materials …

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Why Roger Goodell invited me to The NFL

Me and Roger Goodell in his office Why Roger Goodell invited me to a lunch meeting yesterday I was asked by NFL staff to attend NFL & USA Football Youth Health & Safety Meeting with about twenty others (concussion safety/parent/sports-social media/press/bloggers) to meet with Roger Goodell and Scott Hallenbeck, USA Football, along top experts in the field …

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“Westport Way” Concussion Case Study

Westport Police Athletic League (PAL) Youth Sports Director Carmen Roda’s primary goal has been to make youth sports “the best and safest experience for the kids.” With new information showing the concussion problem requires new thinking and strategies for youth sports programs, Roda turned to the non-profit Sports Legacy Institute (SLI) in 2007 to provide …

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Off to the NFL Youth Health & Safety Luncheon!

Exciting news! SportsCAPP.com has been invited by the National Football League (NFL) to participate in a forum to discuss making youth sports safer. The event will be held tomorrow at NFL headquarters in New York City. The panel of speakers for the event includes: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Scott Hallenbeck, USA Football Executive Director Dr. …

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